Author Archives: Mark Doliner

NASA Deep Space Network (DSN)

A random thing I stumbled upon and thought was interesting: NASA runs a website where you can see the current send/receive status of each antenna in the DSN (Deep Space Network) as well as the spacecraft it’s communicating with. The … Continue reading

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SlowCOVIDNC app

I installed North Carolina’s SlowCOVIDNC virus exposure notification app and if you live in NC I encourage you to install it, too. You can get it from Apple App Store or Google Play. So if you’ve been hesitating and wondering … Continue reading

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Comparing Signatures on Mail-In Ballots

Voting by mail? Did you know that 28 states use signature matching to verify ballots? They compare the signature on your ballot with one they have on file from voter registrations, ballot applications or the D.M.V. California apparently does this. … Continue reading

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Two NC Races in the November Election

For those of you who might otherwise vote a straight Republican ticket in NC, I’d like to draw your attention to two races. State Auditor An N&O article says this about the Republican candidate: “put on probation in connection with … Continue reading

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Camping With Kids

Emily and the kids and I went camping for one night only at Hanging Rock State Park last night. It was good! A lot of work, but I think we all had a good time and it was definitely nice … Continue reading

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Butterfly murals and shoes

The artist Jane Kim has created some huge and amazing murals of monarch butterflies. See this photo of the side of a building in San Francisco. See the Migrating Mural section of her website for more murals, the featured work … Continue reading

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Foundation series

In 2008 I said “I’m gonna make a prediction that someone will make a movie based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series within the next 8 years.” Today Apple announced that they’re making a series to be released on Apple TV … Continue reading

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Notes about how air quality affects you

It takes hours for carbon monoxide to leave your body That means low exposure over a long period of time can be a serious problem. “Once inhaled, carbon monoxide passes from your lungs into your bloodstream, where it attaches to … Continue reading

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